COVID-19: impact on weekly unit sales growth of UK gaming VR market 2020

In week 12 of 2020 (15.03-21.03), the gaming virtual reality (VR) market in the United Kingdom had experienced 18 percent year-on-year (YoY) unit growth as compared to the same week in 2019 (17.03-23.03). Week 11 of 2020 saw the gaming VR market in the UK grow by 108 percent when compared to week 10, followed by 42 percent unit growth in week 12. As the source suggests, significant growth has been observed within the PC head-mounted display (HMD) market.

Weekly unit sales growth of gaming virtual reality (VR) market in the United Kingdom as impacted by COVID-19 in weeks 8 to 12 of 2020

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Release date

March 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

February 16 to March 21, 2020

Supplementary notes

Gaming VR for both console and PC.
Week 6: First reported cases in the UK.
Week 7: 9 total reported cases in the UK.
Week 8: UK Citizens return to the UK for quarantine. Italy starts regional lockdown.
Week 9: 23 Total UK cases. First case contracted in the UK.
Week 10: 209 reported cases. First UK death.
Week 11: 1372 reported cases, isolation ramps up.
Week 12: 5683 reported cases, first full WFH week.

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